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October 23, 2015 5:00 pm

Hanapepe Road & park (behind Fire Station)

The Inaugural Kaua`i Chocolate & Coffee Festival is a celebration of all things chocolate and coffee with lots of sampling, presentations and workshops, entertainment and exhibitor booths featuring a variety of chocolate and coffee products from around the state.

The Kaua`i Chocolate & Coffee Festival spans over two days beginning on Friday with a small group workshop, sampling, entertainment & a coffee presentation in the evening. Then the festival picks up again on Saturday morning and continues on to highlight all the attributes of these two favorite local crops.  This street festival takes place in Historic Hanapepe Town and includes small group workshops, presentations and demonstrations, a Passport Tasting Program, live entertainment, a massage station, a silent auction, keiki activities, sampling and much more.

Presented by the Hanapepe Economic Alliance, Hawai`i Tourism Authority, County of Kaua`i and Special Events Hawaii, the organizer of the Hawaii Chocolate Festival and organizer of the Statewide Hawaii Grown Cacao Month Initiative which is supported by the Hawaii Department of Agriculture.  Our mission for the Kaua`i Chocolate & Coffee Festival is to offer an event that entertains both visitors and residents of Kaua`i; highlights Hawai`i agricultural industries of both cacao and coffee; and showcases the fine products and talents of our local farmers, chefs, roasters, chocolatiers, baristas and manufacturers while bringing prosperity to Historic Hanapepe Town.  The festival will feature chocolate and coffee from Kaua`i and around the Hawaiian Islands.

WHEN:  Friday, October 23, 5 pm – 9 pm & Saturday, October 24, 10 am – 5 pm

WHERE:  Hanapepe Road & park (behind Fire Station), in Historic Hanapepe Town on the Island of Kaua`i, Hawai`i

THE PASSPORT PROGRAM

Visitors to the festival are encouraged to purchase a Passport. Chocolate & Coffee tastings and special discounts will be awarded exclusively to Passport holders.

We have 19 exhibitors participating in the Passport: OnoPops Hawaiian Popsicles, Kauai Kookie, Steelgrass Farm, Aloha Spice Company, Banana Patch Studio, Haole Girl Island Sweets, Moloa`a Bay Coffee & Chocolate, Verde Restaurant, Blu Umi, Kauai Sweet Shoppe, Isola Chocolate, Mānoa Chocolate Hawaii, Keiki Kovers, Banana Patch Studio/Aloha Spice Company at Kilohana, Angela Headley Island Art, The Right Slice, Aloha Chocolate Company, Gaylord’s at Kilohana & Kauai Fine Arts.

Every person who buys a Passport will receive a reusable tote bag stocked full of goodies.

Passports will be available for purchase starting October 1st online and in select local stores. $12 in advance & $18 at the festival. There are a limited number of Passports so donʻt delay.

WORKSHOPS

Workshops will be hosted by Hanapepe Café (3830 Hanapepe Rd, Hanapepe, HI 96716) and are limited to 12 people.  Attendees will get a free event coffee mug.

Friday, October 23:

10:00 am – 11:00 am: “Coffee on the Brain” presented by Kauai Coffee’s Susan Gray

This presentation will focus on our five senses as we prepare three different Kauai Coffees in three different ways.  Hands on experience as farmers; Seeing coffee cherries up close; Listening for the crack of roasting; the Smell when its ground, and of course the Taste of good coffee.  Each of our 5 senses will be covered as we watch the different ways to prepare coffee and then taste the results.  This is an interactive workshop & conversation about your reaction to the coffees and your overall evaluation is encouraged. (Cost: $15, tickets available for purchase at Eventbrite.com.)

Saturday, October 24:

10:00 am – 11:00 am: “Coffee on the Brain” presented by Kauai Coffee’s Susan Gray

This presentation will focus on our five senses as we prepare three different Kauai Coffees in three different ways.  Hands on experience as farmers; Seeing coffee cherries up close; Listening for the crack of roasting; the Smell when its ground, and of course the Taste of good coffee.  Each of our 5 senses will be covered as we watch the different ways to prepare coffee and then taste the results.  This is an interactive workshop & conversation about your reaction to the coffees and your overall evaluation is encouraged. (Cost: $15, tickets available for purchase at Eventbrite.com.)

11:30 am – 12:30 pm: “Coffee Cupping” presented by Kauai Coffee’s Jorge Dela Cruz

Cupping – Learn about the different varietals that Kauai Coffee grow & roast and identify flavor attributes and cup characteristics between different roast profiles (Cost: $15, tickets available for purchase at Eventbrite.com).

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm: “Chocolate Tempering Workshop” presented by Chef Judy Capertina

Chef Judy Capertina, owner of Haole Girl Island Sweets, will explain the properties of chocolate and demonstrate chocolate tempering.  This will be a hands on workshop where you’ll get to make and taste some chocolatey treats. (Cost: $25, tickets available for purchase at Eventbrite.com).

2:30 – 3:30pm: “Fabulous Coffee Deserts” presented by Chef Helen Lacono

Chef Helen Lacono, owner of Hanapepe Cafe, will take you on a fabulous journey of some decadent coffee deserts. If youʻre a coffee desert lover, you wonʻt want to miss it. This will be a demonstration and tasting workshop.  (Cost: $25, tickets available for purchase at Eventbrite.com).

MAIN STAGE SCHEDULE

Friday, October 23, 5 pm – 9pm

5:00 pm – Joyful Noise Taiko Drumming directed by Aki Conquest

6:00 pm – KUGA

7:00 pm – “Growing Coffee” Presentation by Kauai Coffee’s Orchard Managers

Saturday, October 24, 10 am – 5 pm

10:00 am – Joyful Noise Taiko Drumming directed by Aki Conquest

11:00 am – “History and Future of Cacao” Presentation (Including Q&A) by H.C. “Skip” Bittenbender, Ph.D., Extension Specialist for Coffee, Kava and Cacao; College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, University of Hawaii at Manoa

12:30 pm – “Tasting Kauai” presented by Marta Lane, Owner/Author

1:00 pm – “Global Thermonuclear Cacao” Presentation by Tony Lydgate of Steelgrass Farm The history of chocolate from Mesoamerica to Kauai. Followed by a Q&A session.

3:30 pm – “Mini Kauai Chocolate Flourless cake” Demonstration by Chef Judy Capertina, owner of Haole Girl Island Sweets

OTHER EVENT HIGHLIGHTS:

Friday, October 23 & Saturday, October 24:

Keiki activities at Storybook Theater during the festival hours

Coffee mugs with the event logo along with other KCCF merchandise will be available for purchase

20+ local crafter’s, speciality vendors & information booths

Aloha Lomi Massage Academy

Saturday, October 24:

11:00 am – 3:00 pm – “Tasting Kauai” book signing by Marta Lane, Owner/Author

11:00 am & 2:00 pm – “Coffee Roasting 101” presented by Kauai Roastery at Little Fish Coffee (3900 Hanapepe Rd, Hanapepe, HI 96716) Introduction to the wonderful world of craft coffee roasting.  Demonstration of a roast cycle, pointing out key stages of roast development.  Participants will have opportunity to cup coffee roasted at varying levels side by side.  Basic chemistry involved with coffee roasting and it effect on flavor will be discussed by Presenters, Richard Loero and Roger Roosma.

Kauai Henna

10:30am – 4:45pm – HEA Silent Auction

For more information, visit www.KauaiChocolateandCoffeeFestival.com or follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/KauaiChocolateandCoffeeFestival or Instagram @HistoricHanapepe.  Follow us for all the details and special early bird discounts.  If you have questions or require any type of ADA assistance, please contact Tiffany Carolan, Kaua`i Chocolate & Coffee Festival Organizer, (808) 225-3917, info@KauaiChocolateandCoffeeFestival.com or Amy Hammond, (808) 223-6040.

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